Foldout Christmas Figures

Let’s make a Christmas decoration that stands up, then folds up for storage.

This project is rated: EASY

Materials needed:
  • Computer paper or card stock
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or paint
  • Tape
Foldout project

Project Instructions

  1. Because the total width of the resulting project is too large for a single page, it is necessary to do it in two parts. Print out either the plain images at right or the pre-colored images below.
  2. Cut out the two pieces, cutting around the figures and along the bottom.
  3. Fasten the two pieces together by butting the two together along the dashed lines ends, and placing a piece of tape on the back side.
  4. Fold at each of the dashed lines. Alternate the folds; fold at the first line so the figures face each other; then at the next fold, fold so the figures are back to back. Continue in this manner for each dashed line. Refer to the project image.
  5. After making the folds, pull the ends apart so that the folds just make a gentle zigzag. The foldout can be stood up on a shelf or any flat surface for display.
Figure foldout pattern
Figure foldout
Figure foldout
Figure foldout pattern
Tags: Christmas
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